Healthy Dessert Recipes

Cakes, cookies, bars, brownies, pie, and ice cream -- with our selection of healthy desserts, you can still enjoy all your favorite sweets while eating healthfully. We've tweaked your favorite dessert recipes to make them healthier, and we'll teach you how to transform your own favorites into healthy dessert recipes, too. Start with substitutes -- for butter, that is. Learn how you can swap out butter for healthier options that still result in scrumptious desserts. We also have simple tips to bake with less fat, add whole grains, boost antioxidants, and more that will produce delicious sweets with nutritional benefits. Chocolate is, of course, the star of many indulgent desserts and everyday treats. Try our heart-healthier recipes -- starring dark chocolate -- and enjoy the mouthwatering rewards. You'll always get yummy results when you bake with what's in season. Try our seasonal favorites, such as frozen desserts in the summer and harvest-fruit desserts for fall. If you're looking for a tiny treat, go for one of the 20 sweet snacks that have just 50 calories or less -- perfect for work or after school.

Slightly tart pink grapefruit sorbet pairs perfectly with creamy vanilla ice...

Silken tofu adds a rich texture and extra protein to this chocolate-banana...

These easy icebox cookies get their "bite" from a combination of...

Our adorable and tasty Tiramisu Ladyfinger Sandwiches artfully combine the...

Embrace Middle Eastern culture with this surprisingly simple baklava recipe....

The ginger glaze mixed with macadamia nuts, butter, and vanilla make these fun...

If you like mint chip ice cream, you'll love these cream-filled cupcakes.

Simmer brandy, cherries and sugar to create a simple homemade sauce that makes...

When serving these mini ice cream balls, double dipping is allowed if each...

These star-shaped tarts will brighten up your holiday dessert tray.

These popular cookies include caramel, nuts, and chocolate.

Soy and whole wheat flour add a healthy spin to these spice cookies.

Pile tortillas with cream cheese and fruit for a nutritious snack. If you like...

Refrigerate the cookie dough loaves as long as 3 days or freeze them up to 1...

Up the ante when you add saffron to your traditional snickerdoodle recipe....

Make these unique Dulce de Leche cookies in less than 30 minutes. Press dough...

Satisfy your sweet tooth with Chocolate-Orange Pistachio Bars. Spread melted...

Finely shredded lime peel and lime juice provide a bright burst of citrus in...

Top refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough with a spoonful of your favorite...

You'd never guess it, but these patriotic pops are hiding watermelon and...

Rum, lime zest, and fresh mint infuse this cupcake frosting recipe will all th...

Look for dulce de leche in the Mexican section of your grocery store or in...

These delicious cinnamon cookies are topped with a mouth-watering chocolate...

Low-Sugar Desserts

Staying healthy doesn't have to mean skipping out on sweets. Enjoy all your...

20 Sweet Snacks for 50 Calories or Less

Sometimes you just need a hit of sugar--something to take the edge off a bad...

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